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International Stress Awareness Week: Can animals prevent stress in university students?

This International Stress Awareness Week we take a look at some of the studies that have taken place with university students to look at the potential stress relieving effects of animal-assisted interventions on this group of people. Research in this area is vital to ensure the wellbeing of both students and animals. #InternationalStressAwarenessWeek #StressAwarenessWeek

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Experiences with Pets Study

Download the flyer here.

Are you 18 years or older?

Do you currently live with a pet?

You are invited to participate in a research study conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University.

For more information, download the flyer here.

The goal is to develop and validate a measure that is able to capture general pet-related stress. You will be asked to complete an online survey that takes about 10 minutes.

To participate, either scan the QR code in the attached flyer or click on this link.

The research team can be contacted on 804-220-1182 (U.S. only) or via email

Call for Papers: Special issue of the Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin (HAIB) Animal hospice/ palliative care, euthanasia, and grief/loss related to companion animals Paper submissions due by: January 13, 2022

Authors are invited to submit articles for the special edition of the Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin on pertinent aspects of hospice/palliative care, euthanasia, or grief/loss related to companion animals.

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2021 SCAS Conference convenes record number of AAI researchers and practitioners from across the globe

We are delighted to announce a record-breaking attendance at our 2021 conference, held online on Sunday 19 September,

Attendees from over twelve countries including the UK, USA, Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland, Estonia, the Philippines, India, Mexico, Mauritius, Germany, Nigeria and Ghana participated in the virtual event, learning about new research and programmatic advances in key areas of Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI).

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New postgraduate course in Human-Animal Interactions!

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A new opportunity for students and professionals interested in expanding their knowledge and expertise in Human-Animal Interaction studies!

Postgraduate Certificate & Master of Arts Degree (MA) in Professional Development in Human-Animal Interactions (via distance learning).

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